Board of Trustees
Aparna Guhan Shyam
Aparna’s empathy for those with health problems led her to start helping them from a very young age. At 14, she donated her savings each year to help haemophiliacs, and realised she could make a difference. At 24, she started a charity, naming it after tiaras – the small crown worn by princesses. This name was chosen to help young children feel special and unique. After a decade, Tiara’s scope has expanded to ensure health equity for all children.
Aparna holds two master’s degrees: one in Management from London and another in Public Health from the University of Liverpool. She is a Partner at AVM Productions.
Prof. S. Suresh
The first to provide foetal medicine services in India in 1987, Professor Suresh is very passionate about providing care for the unborn child. His tireless efforts to ensure high quality services and state-of-the-art diagnostics at his institution, MediScan, are well known. For over four decades now, he has been at the forefront of developments in this field, making valuable contributions to this speciality. Dr. Suresh is the Honorary Secretary of Voluntary Health Services (VHS), Chennai. With his extensive knowledge of medicine and management, Prof. S. Suresh is a crucial part of Tiara.
Dr. Jaishree Gajaraj
A senior consultant in MGM Healthcare’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Gajaraj has over 35 years of experience in the field. Her areas of interest include high-risk obstetrics, pelvic endoscopy, and gynaec-oncology. Her services also include health checks for women, menopausal health, pre-marital counselling, PCOS treatment, obstetrics, and gynaecology. An ardent believer of educating women about health. Dr. Jaishree brings to Tiara her decades of valuable experience in medicine.
Mr. SP. Muthuraman
SPM, as he is known, is a warm, approachable person who is passionate about helping people. A member of the Kamban AVM Trust and Kamban Kazhagam, he is also Treasurer of the Kannadasan Viswanathan Trust as well as the Chevalier Dr Sivaji Ganesan Education Trust. His invaluable experience, kind-heartedness, and desire to serve those in need make him a valuable part of Tiara. SPM is a well-known film director with more than 75 films to his credit. He has won several prestigious awards, including Best Director and has also been awarded the Rajasandow Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu, the Kalaimamani Award from the Tamil Isai Sangam, and the Seva Ratna Award from Sankara Nethralaya.
Mr. K. Viswanathan
Actively involved in public service, especially in his capacity as the Secretary of the Residents Welfare Association in AVM Colony, Viswanathan is someone people turn to for help, because they know that he will spare no efforts in assisting them. Viswanathan takes a keen interest in encouraging children to study further, even honouring high-achieving students in his neighbourhood and hometown. He is the manager at AVM Productions.
Padmashri Professor Mohan Kameswaran, Managing Director and Senior Consultant, Madras ENT Research Foundation
Dr. Revathi Raj, Consultant Haematologist, Apollo Hospitals, and Honorary Consultant, Voluntary Health Services
Dr. Swati Kaliki, Head – Department of Ophthalmic Plastic & Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Orbit & Ocular Oncology, LV Prasad Eye Institute
Dr. Pankaj B. Shah – Head, Community Medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre
Dr. P Ramachandran, Senior Consultant and Head Paediatric Medicine, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre
Dr. Julius Scott, Head – Division of Paediatric Haemato-Oncology, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre
Dr. Chandra Kumar N, Senior Consultant, Neonatology, MGM Healthcare
Dr. Maduri Raja – Consultant, Paediatric Nephrologist, Birmingham Children’s Hospitals
Mr. M.A. Alagappan, Chairman AMM Foundation and Advisor, Murugappa Group
Mrs. Leela Krishnamurthy, Board Member of UNICEF, Houston Habitat for Humanity, Houston, Past President Sankara Nethralaya Om Trust
Dr. Sudhir Ravindran, Attorney at Law at Altacit Global
Mrs. Omana Thomas, Principal of Sishya School, Chennai